(3) I am a physician, and I have served in the National Guard since 1978; I am a ertified crash investigator and helicopter pilot.
(4) In July 1947, I was eleven years old and lived in Roswell, New Mexico, where my father, Major Jesse Marcel, was stationed at the Roswell Army Air Field, serving as the base intelligence officer.
(5) One night, I was awakened by my father in the middle of the night. He was very excited about some debris he had picked up in the desert. The material filled up his 1942 Buick. He brought some of the material into the house, and we spread it out on the kitchen floor.
(6) There were three categories of debris: a thick, foil-like metallic gray substance; a brittle, brownish-black plastic-like material, like Bakelite; and there were fragments of what appeared to be I-beams.
(7) On the inner surface of the I-beam, there appeared to be a type of writing. The writing was a purple-violet hue, and it had an embossed appearance. The figures were composed of curved, geometric shapes. It had no resemblance to Russian, Japanese or any other foreign language. It resembled hieroglyphics, but it had no animnal-like characters.
(8) My father said the debris was recovered from a crash site northwest of Roswell. He felt it was very unusual and may have mentioned the words "flying saucer" in connection with the material. He was certain it was not from a weather balloon.
(9) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: Jesse A. Marcel
6 Mar 91
Signature witnessed by:
Trudy Anders LPN
[Source: Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994]
AFFIDAVIT OF L. M. HALL
(1) My name is L. M. Hall
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am ( ) employed as: _________________________________ (x) retired,
(4) I came to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1943, while serving in the Army Air Force. I was a military policeman and investrigator at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF). In 1946, after being discharged from the service, I joined the Roswell Police Department, and in 1964 I was appointed chief of police, serving for 14 and a half years. I am now a member of the Roswell City Council.
(5) In 1947, I was a motorcycle office, with patrol duty on South Main Street, between town and RAAF. I and other police officers would often take our breaks in the small lounge at the Ballard Funeral Home t 910 South Main, where Glenn Dennis worked. I had gotten to know Glenn when I was a base MP because he made ambulance calls to the base under a contract Ballard's had, so I would sometimes have coffee with him if he was at work when I stopped in.
(6) One day in July 1947, I was at Ballard's on a break, and Glenn and I were in the driveway "batting the breeze." I was sitting on my motorcycle, and Glenn stood nearby. He remarked, "I had a funny call from the base. They wanted to know if we had several baby caskets." Then he started laughing and said, "I asked what for, and they said they wanted to bury [or ship] those aliens," something to that effect. I thought it was one of those "gotcha" jokes, so I didn't bite. He never said anything else about it, and I didn't either.
(7) I believe our conversation took place couple of days after the stories about a crashed flying saucer appeared in the Roswell papers.
(8) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: David N. Wagnon
Signature witnessed by:
No one present to witness
[Sources: Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994
Michael Hesemann and Philip Mantle, Beyond Roswell, 1999]
Drawing of "I-Beam"
Jesse A Marcel, M.D., P.C.
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
Dear Mr. Solomon:
The following is a general description of the fragment that had what appeared to have a form of writing on its surface.
There was a series of geometric patterns embossed on the inner surface of a fragment shaped like an "I" beam strut. There were no recognizable animal figures such as seen in Egyption hieroglyphics but the symbols resembled heiroglyphic type characters.
Most of the debris looked like pieces of an aircraft airframe and its skin. Some of the debris was not metallic but more like pieces of black plastic fragments thicker than the metallic skin.
The color of the symbols was of a violet or purplish metallic hue.
Obviously the above symbols are not an exact duplication, but this is more or less what they looked like as I can recall after more than forty years.
PS I showed the above drawing to my mother who was also present and she